January 15, 2019

UPS backlog means missing Christmas gifts

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What is a backlog? And what happens when a shipment is delayed?
Read this article from CNN.com!


Santa Claus wasn’t the only one racing against the clock to get packages to homes Tuesday night. UPS was too.

But the company’s backlog left some Americans with gifts missing from under the Christmas tree Wednesday morning.

“We’re terribly sorry,” spokeswoman Natalie Black told CNN.

In a statement, the company explained that “the volume of air packages in our system exceeded the capacity of our network immediately preceding Christmas so some shipments were delayed.”

“We know how hard it is for everyone to receive their holiday packages, and we’re working around the clock to resolve this issue,” Black said.


Article by Josh Levs
Click here to read the full article.


What does it mean? Click and find out!

backlog (n) an accumulation, especially of unfinished work or unfilled orders
spokeswoman (n) a woman who speaks for another or for a group
statement (n) the act of stating or declaring
to exceed (v) to go beyond the limits of
to delay (v) to postpone until a later time; defer


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